chill out bro That is his job and his company pays the dues. I would much rather read his sales pitches that come along with knowledge and valuable information then reading from idiots like Brett Sabre .is there EVER a thread you don't somehow try and turn into a pop for interlink?
I think we all know the answer to this question. But if not, I will tell you. Scotchgard will cause you (the applicator) health problems. Lung disease, cancer, I really don't want to think about it. I don't sell the crap, but I apply it ( maybe 2 or 3 times a month) when customers ask me to. It is impossible to to not inhale the crap while you apply it. A very successful upseller of this very unsafe product is putting his life at risk. But hey, we all die.Nothing is totally safe if used wrong. People have drowned in a bucket of water. But used properly Scotchgard is safe. The key concern is not to inhale the spray. You don't need your lungs coated with protector.
I was a licensed applicator of 3M Scotchgard in Australia when I received a letter from 3M Australia basically stating that:
"Due to environmental concerns, 3M have chosen to remove its Scotchgard product from sales". Within the letter, I do recall them stating that it was not due to concerns regarding health.
I'm now using Dupont Teflon Advance.
Sort of like putting lipstick on a wildebeest, huh? Carpet protectors are extremely suspect when it comes to health, cancer etc. and scotchguard or any other solvent-based product is a sure thing if you are looking to get cancer. Read up on it on the internet and make your own conclusions. I have made mine and I don't sell the poison. I would rather have stains than cut 20 years off of my life and poison my customers. I can only imagine how bad it is to be rolling around on that stuff every day.I never had any complaints about scotchguard odor or otherwise...my company uses a solvent protectant... i dont like the stuff at all it smells strong but they cover the odor with obvious vanilla scent and to top that off it will cause a skin rash if contact happens but i diligently warn my customers and make them put shoes on before i apply it.
I see you know how to copy and paste. Good for you.I believe Scotchgard is safe or I wouldn't use it. As long as you use a proper sprayer and mix it properly the smell isn't that bad at all. The undiluted product is naturally going to smell much stronger. Here is a recent thread on the same subject you might want to read.
I tried to buy it Scott and they will not ship to California!! The Maxim sounds awesome. I just have to find another way to try it out!Nothing is totally safe if used wrong. People have drowned in a bucket of water. But used properly Scotchgard is safe. The key concern is not to inhale the spray. You don't need your lungs coated with protector.
Use sprayer at recommended pressure. I think that is 35 to 55 PSI. To much pressure makes smaller droplets that float in the air.
Use the proper sized tip on your sprayer. Use an 06 or larger. Again, the smaller jet sizes will atomize or make a mist that floats in the air and can be inhaled.
Keep the spray tip about 12" off the floor. If you get too close to the floor, some of the spray bounces back into the air. If you have the wand way above the floor, too much product is in the air.
This advice applies to any protector.
BTW - If you want a product that is both safe and EFFECTIVE try Maxim Advanced or Teflon.